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STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspectors”. This eManual familiarizes you with the code’s structure and function within chapters 1-2 & 12-24 of the IRC. ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.
PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 700 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.
The course includes:
eMANUAL – NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC – A Code Primer – For the ICC M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam
Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IRC” eManual helps students review the (IRC) International Residential Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IRC to the M1 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!
This eManual is designed specifically for the M1 Residential Mechanical Inspector Exam. The eManual familiarizes you with the use, layout, and content of chapters 1-2 & 12-24 of the 2015 IRC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC M1 Exam.
- The purpose and layout of the code
- How to navigate the IRC
- Code reference exercises, speed drills
- Exam Breakdown
- Using the Table of Contents
- Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-2 and 12-24)
- Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
- How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
- Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.
You are allowed by ICC to use the 2015 IRC codebook when taking your M1 Exam!
Online Exam Center – STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS
Our online practice questions provide you with a framework to practice utilizing chapters 1-2 and 12- 24 of your 2015 IRC Codebook. This process of constantly utilizing your codebook to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides you with the required skill set to pass your M1 mechanical exam easily.
Four modes of practice!
- Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 700 ICC M1 exam practice questions & answers. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
- Flashcard Mode: Online Virtual Flashcards provide randomized access to our entire question set and are an ideal setting to practice answering exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
- Chapter Tests: Provide real-time feedback on each chapter of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on chapters that need improvement.
- Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your ICC M1 Building inspector exam.
- Full length (Exact number of questions as on M1 Exam)
- Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC M1 exam)
- Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
- Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic M1 exam simulation)
Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your ICC M1 exam effortlessly)
One-year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home or in the office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.
THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODEBOOK, PURCHASE ONE BELOW.
How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC M1 Exam?
Answer: There are 60 code questions sourced from Chapters 1-2 and 12-24 of the 2015 IRC.
How much time are you allowed to complete the M1 exam?
Answer: You have no more than two hours (Average two minutes per question) to complete the M1 exam.
What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my M1 Exam?
Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IRC. Exam questions will only come from this codebook.
What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the M1 exam?
Answer: You must get 45 or more questions correct (75%) to pass the M1 exam.
What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 M1 exam?
Answer: The ICC M1 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows.
- General Administration (10%)
- Project Administration – 2%
- Public Information and Legal – 3%
- Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions -5%
- Heating/Cooling/Water Heaters (25%)
- Heating Equipment – 10%
- Water Heaters and Boilers – 4%
- Cooling and Refrigeration – 5%
- Other Systems – 3%
- Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Energy – 3%
- Exhaust and Ventilation Systems (8%)
- Exhausts, Fans, and Kitchen Range Hoods – 3%
- Clothes Dryer Exhaust – 5%
- Duct-Systems 8%)
- Duct Construction and Installation – 3%
- Duct and Plenum Use and Application – 5%
- Combustion Air (19%)
- Combustion Air 19%
- Chimneys and Vents (18%)
- Venting of Fuel-Burning Appliances – 7%
- Chimney and Vent Connectors – 6%
- Factory-Built Chimneys and Fireplaces – 3%
- Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces – 2%
- Fuel-Supply Systems (15%)
- Fuel Supply Installation and Sizing 8%
- Fuel System Connections – 5%
- Oil Piping and Storage – 2%
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2015 IRC SOFTCOVER
The 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.
This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.
The 2015 IRC® contains many important changes, including:
- Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
- Remodeling an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
- Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
- Carbon monoxide alarms now require a connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
- fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
- Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the IRC’s prescriptive tables.
- New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and deck construction connections.
- The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.
- If you answer sixteen or more of these free ICC M1 practice questions correctly, you are in good shape.
- However, if you miss four or more questions, get this course, you are in danger of failing the ICC M1 test.
Self-contained refrigeration systems containing _____ or less of refrigerant do not require a permit.
Exemption from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
7. Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
2015 IRC R105.2 Work exempt from permit.
Section R105, Permits.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
If the enforcement of a code provision violates the conditions of the listing of a _____, then the conditions of the listing and manufacturer's instructions must apply.
The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections R102.4.1 and R102.4.2.
Exception: Where enforcement of a code provision would violate the conditions of the listing of the equipment or appliance, the conditions of the listing and manufacturer's instructions shall apply.
2015 IRC R102.4 Referenced codes and standards.
Section R102, Applicability.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
Strapping of appliances in seismic areas must be designed so that the strapping at the lower point maintains a min. distance of ____ above the controls.
Appliances designed to be fixed in position shall be fastened or anchored in an approved manner. In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, and in townhouses in Seismic Design Category C, water heaters and thermal storage units shall be anchored or strapped to resist horizontal displacement caused by earthquake motion in accordance with one of the following:
1. Anchorage and strapping shall be designed to resist a horizontal force equal to one-third of the operating weight of the water heater storage tank, acting in any horizontal direction. Strapping shall be at points within the upper one-third and lower one-third of the appliance's vertical dimensions. At the lower point, the strapping shall maintain a minimum distance of 4 inches (102 mm) above the controls.
2. The anchorage strapping shall be in accordance with the appliance manufacturer's recommendations.
2015 IRC M1307.2 Anchorage of appliances.
Section M1307, Appliance Installation.
Chapter 13, General mechanical system requirements.
In vented floor furnaces, the furnace register must be located a min. of _____ from doors in any position, draperies or similar combustible objects.
Location of floor furnaces shall conform to the following requirements:
3. The furnace register shall be located not less than 12 inches (305 mm) from doors in any position, draperies or similar combustible objects.
2015 IRC M1408.3 Location.
Section M1408, Vented floor furnaces.
Chapter 14, Heating and cooling equipment and appliances.
Piping for a secondary drain or auxiliary drain pan required for a cooling or evaporator coil, must maintain a min. horizontal slope in the direction of discharge a min. of _____.
In addition to the requirements of Section M1411.3, a secondary drain or auxiliary drain pan shall be required for each cooling or evaporator coil where damage to any building components will occur as a result of overflow from the equipment drain pan or stoppage in the condensate drain piping. Such piping shall maintain a minimum horizontal slope in the direction of discharge of not less than 1/8 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (1-percent slope). Drain piping shall be not less than 3/4-inch (19 mm) nominal pipe size.
2014 M1411.3.1 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems.
Section M1411, Heating and cooling equipment.
Chapter 14, Heating and cooling equipment and appliances.
Clothes dryer exhaust ducts must not be joined with screws that protrude more than _____ into the inside of the duct.
Exhaust ducts shall be supported at intervals not to exceed 12 feet (3658 mm) and shall be secured in place. The insert end of the duct shall extend into the adjoining duct or fitting in the direction of airflow. Exhaust duct joints shall be sealed in accordance with Section M1601.4.1 and shall be mechanically fastened. Ducts shall not be joined with screws or similar fasteners that protrude more than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) into the inside of the duct.
2015 IRC M1502.4.2 Duct installation.
Section M1502, Clothes dryer exhaust.
Chapter 15, Exhaust systems.
Metal ducts in underground duct systems must be protected from corrosion in an approved manner or must be completely encased in concrete a min. of _____ thick.
Underground duct systems shall be constructed of approved concrete, clay, metal or plastic. The maximum duct temperature for plastic ducts shall not be greater than 150°F (66°C). Metal ducts shall be protected from corrosion in an approved manner or shall be completely encased in concrete not less than 2 inches (51 mm) thick. Nonmetallic ducts shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Plastic pipe and fitting materials shall conform to cell classification 12454-B of ASTM D 1248 or ASTM D 1784 and external loading properties of ASTM D 2412. Ducts shall slope to an accessible point for drainage. Where encased in concrete, ducts shall be sealed and secured prior to any concrete being poured. Metallic ducts having an approved protective coating and nonmetallic ducts shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
2015 IRC M1601.1.2 Underground duct systems. Section M1601, Duct Construction. Chapter 16, Duct Systems.
Return air openings for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems must be located a min. of _____ from an open combustion chamber or draft hood of another appliance in the same room or space.
Return air openings for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems shall comply with all of the following:
1. Openings shall not be located less than 10 feet (3048 mm) measured in any direction from an open combustion chamber or draft hood of another appliance located in the same room or space.
2015 IRC M1602.2 Return air openings.
Section M1602, Return air.
Chapter 16, Duct system.
The horizontal run of an uninsulated connector to a natural draft chimney must not exceed what percentage of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector?
The horizontal run of an uninsulated connector to a natural draft chimney shall not exceed 75 percent of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector. The horizontal run of a listed connector to a natural draft chimney shall not exceed 100 percent of the height of the vertical portion of the chimney above the connector.
2015 IRC M1803.3.2 Length
Section M1803, Chimney and vent connectors.
Chapter 18, Chimney and vents.
Unless otherwise specified, gas piping systems installed underground must be at least ______ inches below grade.
Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 12 inches (305 mm) below grade, except as provided for in Section G2415.12.1.
2015 International Residential Code
Part VI - Fuel Gas
Chapter 24, Fuel Gas
- G2415 (404) Piping System Installation
- G2415.12 (404.12) Minimum burial depth.